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    Torchbearer Demian's Avatar
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    Ruah

    Arianna pushes a dandelion on me-
    I breeze by with some nodding amusement.
    There are too many plodding clods to be
    left prying plants from the mud:

    How many bills have been paid?
    When will there be enough time left to finish this?

    Her hand presses a silver stream into mine and she says,
    "Blow it away."
    I step back and reach down.

    Arianna smiles and reaches up--
    "It's the wind, daddy."

    "Yes it is, darling.
    It's the Wind."


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    Orbits

    I am spiraling out of this galaxy,
    heading far beyond these orbits of identity.
    Gravity has held me down too long--
    there is no scientific law left to hold me down here.

    These orbits of identity have thrown me down;
    I am neither writer nor this thing that is written.
    Beyond this Universe my soul sees still:
    Quantam Physics for the Unintiated Prole
    and more words fly by in this frantic search for self.

    I hope nothing.
    I fear nothing.

    I am free.
    Last edited by Demian; 08-29-2007 at 05:45 AM.

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    Internal nebulae TheFifthElement's Avatar
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    Both good poems Demien, but this:

    Arianna pushes a dandelion on me-
    I breeze by with some nodding amusement.
    There are too many plodding clods to be
    left prying plants from the mud:

    How many bills have been paid?
    When will there be enough time left to finish this?

    Her hand presses a silver stream into mine and she says,
    "Blow it away."
    I step back and reach down.

    Arianna smiles and reaches up--
    "It's the wind, daddy."

    "Yes it is, darling.
    It's the Wind."
    Is pure beauty on the page. Brought a tear to my eye (and I'm at work!). I hope you don't mind me posting this on the 'favourite poems' thread (if so just pm me and I'll take it off), it belongs there.
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    What a sweet and beautiful spirit. Isn't it wonderful that children can bring us back? This poem would also be perfect for our 'and the word is' thread. We are currently writing about childhood.
    So nice.
    I'm in love with The Vinegar Man and Mr. Tanner, but be careful, it could just as easily be you.

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    I'm with fifthel on this one. Ruah is a beautiful sweet poem. There is a real innocence about it.
    "Come away O human child!To the waters of the wild, With a faery hand in hand, For the worlds more full of weeping than you can understand."
    W.B.Yeats

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    Torchbearer Demian's Avatar
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    Thank you all so much for your kind regards!

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    I enjoyed both poems, Demian, the innocence of Ruah was breath taking, and in Orbits, your last three lines were perfectly placed. Gotta love it!
    Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty
    ~Albert Einstein

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